Today's News

  • CU Cheerleader tryouts are April 24

    The award-winning Campbellsville University Cheerleaders will have cheer and mascot tryouts on Saturday, April 24, the day after a cheer clinic in the university's Powell Athletic Center.

    Coach Vanessa Adkins says that the cheerleading clinic will be Friday, April 23 from 6 to 8:30 p.m.

    Tryouts will begin at 10 a.m. and are open to anyone, even students anticipating attending CU in the fall.

    The CU cheerleaders have won two Mid-South Conference championships in a row and three out of the last four.

  • Mobleys find their way back home

    The summer of 1971 didn’t seem a whole lot different than any other in Campbellsville. Youngsters would get in as many neighborhood baseball and wiffle ball games as possible and also find time to take winners in outdoor and indoor pick-up (3-on-3 or 5-on-5) basketball games.

    This particular August day, a pair of 6-3 twins — one left-handed and the other right-handed — from the Lexington area made their way onto the court at Powell Athletic Center.

  • ELECTION: 5th District Magistrate

    Five candidates are vying for the 5th District magistrate's seat this election year, and all of them will face Primary opposition this May.

    Incumbent Ed Gorin and Angie Jo Johnson will face off on the Republican ticket. Democrats Thomas "Red" Goff, Adolphus Holland and Tony Harris will seek their party's nod.

    The winner of each primary race will face off in November's General Election to become 5th District magistrate.

  • Manslaughter trial set to begin Wednesday

    A Campbellsville man charged with crimes stemming from the July 2008 shooting death of 31-year-old David Brad Williams is expected to face a jury Wednesday morning.

    Gary Lynn Beard, 28, of 160 Happy Hill Drive was indicted in September 2008 on charges of second-degree manslaughter, tampering with physical evidence and possession of a handgun.

    Beard is expected to appear before Taylor Circuit Court Judge Dan Kelly.

    According to the Circuit Clerk's office, notices have been sent to 100 potential jurors.

  • CENSUS: Home visits begin May 1

    Those who haven't yet mailed in their Census questionnaires will soon receive a visit from a Census worker.

    The U.S. Constitution mandates a Census count every 10 years in an attempt to get the most accurate count possible of everyone living in the United States.

  • County agrees to digital map

    Work will soon begin on a digital map of all roads in the county road system.

    At Tuesday night's Fiscal Court meeting, magistrates heard a proposal from County Surveyor Don Dabney to create a geographic information system containing data on all county maintained roads.

  • Friends of the Marion County Library to host author

    The Marion County Friends of the Library will host author Patricia J.G. Ellis and her book, "Grateful As a Robin on Fresh-Plowed Ground," at the Marion County Public Library at 1 p.m. Sunday, April 18.

    Get that Easter bonnet back out, put on a bow tie, bowler hat and Sunday best because this will be an English tea with all the trimmings.

    The Friends encourage parents to bring their children and give them the opportunity to practice their manners or make it a nice mother/daughter afternoon or a grandparent/grandchild afternoon.

  • Finchville hosts annual KY 55 yard sale

    The annual KY 55 yard sale will be April 15-18 with its central location in Finchville.

    The sale will begin each day at 7:30 a.m.

    Those who would like to set up a booth at the Community Center in Finchville may do so for a fee.

    Those who would like to set up their own booths along KY 55 may do so and can call to receive free advertising.

    A map will be available for those wanting to know where booths will be.

    For more information, call (502) 834-7754.


  • Annual pancake breakfast is April 24

    The annual Campbellsville/Taylor County Fire Department pancake breakfast is set for Saturday, April 24 at the fire department.

    Campbellsville Fire Chief Allen Johnson says the breakfast dates back to the 1950s when the County needed to raise money to buy a fire truck.

    Advance tickets cost $4.50 and are available at the station or from any firefighter. Tickets at the door will cost $5.

    Johnson says money raised goes toward purchasing equipment, and the breakfast has become a community social event over the years.

  • Drawings unveiled for new schools

    Preliminary drawings of a new Taylor County High School as well as a campus housing two elementary buildings and a middle school were unveiled Tuesday night.

    The plans, presented at Tuesday night's regular Taylor County School Board meeting, show a new high school and a new preschool to second grade facility, in addition to new uses for the current middle and high school buildings.

    The new plans would require the District to re-submit its building proposal to the state, said Superintendent Roger Cook.